Tag: E15

Sen. Ernst calls on EPA to certify E15 infrastructure and clear up labeling

Sen. Ernst calls on EPA to certify E15 infrastructure and clear up labeling

July 29, 2020 |

In Washington, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) called on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler to certify biofuel infrastructure for E15 and remove unnecessary labeling which will increase consumer access to E15 – a cleaner, cheaper choice at the pump. In a letter to Administrator Wheeler, Ernst wrote, “Two years ago, I worked successfully […]

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Iowa governor signs into law tax cut for E15 at the pump

Iowa governor signs into law tax cut for E15 at the pump

June 30, 2020 |

In Iowa, Gov. Reynolds signed Senate File 2403, legislation that will lower the cost of E-15 and higher blends of renewable fuels in Iowa by changing how the state taxes higher-blend biofuels. The governor signed the bill during her weekly press conference at Pine Lake Corn Processors in Steamboat Rock. “Iowa continues to lead on […]

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Minnesota corn growers launch Better Fuel Initiative promoting E15 and E85

Minnesota corn growers launch Better Fuel Initiative promoting E15 and E85

February 10, 2020 |

In Minnesota, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is building a future of better transportation fuels for all Minnesotans by launching the Better Fuel Initiative. The initiative will promote the adoption of state policies, raise awareness, drive research and increase infrastructure with the aim to meet environmental goals through the use of biofuels. The Better […]

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RFA says around 500 million gallons of E15 sold in 2019

RFA says around 500 million gallons of E15 sold in 2019

February 5, 2020 |

In Washington, new Renewable Fuels Association analysis found that approximately 500 million gallons of E15 were sold nationwide in 2019, setting a new record and proving that the Trump administration’s elimination last summer of an obsolete regulatory barrier is working. However, sales would have been even stronger if not for the Renewable Fuel Standard compliance […]

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IRFA wants budget for E15 pumps to increase to $5 million in 2020

IRFA wants budget for E15 pumps to increase to $5 million in 2020

December 25, 2019 |

In Iowa, the state’s renewable fuel association says the government needs to invest a lot more in converting gasoline pumps to E15, 66% more in fact, to $5 million compared to $3 million spent this year. Currently there are around 230 E15 pumps in Iowa compared to 2012 when there were none but the IRFA […]

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RFA analysis shows nearly all new 2020 cars approved for E15

RFA analysis shows nearly all new 2020 cars approved for E15

November 26, 2019 |

In Washington, new analysis of vehicle owner’s manuals and warranty statements by the Renewable Fuels Association reveals that nearly all new 2020 automobiles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15). However, RFA’s annual review also shows automakers are offering far fewer model year 2020 flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) […]

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New York newest state to allow E15, Growth Energy celebrates

New York newest state to allow E15, Growth Energy celebrates

November 24, 2019 |

In Washington, DC, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor celebrated a major regulatory victory that will open the nation’s fourth largest fuel market to E15 – fuel mixed with 15 percent ethanol. Under a rule finalized by the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets, New York will become the newest state to allow the sale […]

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Summer sales of E15 were up 46% on the year

Summer sales of E15 were up 46% on the year

November 19, 2019 |

In Washington, Growth Energy announced that summer sales of E15 – a fuel with 15 percent renewable biofuel often sold as Unleaded 88 at the pump – are up 46 percent in 2019 compared to 2018 on a per-store basis. Additionally, for the first time, this past summer saw the number of stores offering Unleaded 88 […]

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Quebec looking to E10 for 2021 and E15 by 2025

Quebec looking to E10 for 2021 and E15 by 2025

October 8, 2019 |

In Canada, Biofuels International reports the province of Quebec has released a draft policy that would see 10% ethanol blending by 2021 and 15% by 2025, but those levels would fall to 9% and 13.5% if the ethanol itself has at least 10% cellulosic content. The province used 470 million liters in 2017 so the […]

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Renewable Industries Canada launches radio ad supporting E15 in Ontario

Renewable Industries Canada launches radio ad supporting E15 in Ontario

September 9, 2019 |

In Canada, a new province-wide radio ad launched by Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada), the country’s leading biofuels industry group, supports the Ontario Government’s commitment to increase ethanol blending in the province’s gasoline to 15 per cent (E15) as early as 2025. The ad spotlights ethanol, a clean and renewable fuel, that is already blended in […]

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